Archive : 2019. gads

EZA seminar in Gdansk

EZA seminar “Breaking new ground – efficient organisation and design of educational measures to create added value in the social dialogue” was held in Gdansk, December 5-7, 20919. The venue was chosen with purpose – the building next to the Gdansk shipyard witnessed historical events of 1970 and 1981 when Polish trade-union “Solidarnošč” was founded and social dialog as we understand it today started. Historical Agreement between the Communist government and “Solidarnošč” opened doors for independent trade unions in the then Communist country. Latvian Christian academy was represented by ass.prof. Guntis Dišlers.

EC EZA General assembly and Kick-off seminar in Aachen

General assembly of the EC organization EZA (“European Center for Workers’ Questions”) was held in November 28-29, 2019, Aachen Germany. It was dedicated to social changes related to Climate Changes worldwide (link to various EC documents here; link to EZA page here here. The Assembly and Seminar was attended by Rector of Latvian Christian academy prof. Skaidrīte Gūtmane and assist.prof. Guntis Dišlers.

Rector of LChrA prof. Skaidrīte Gūtmane lecturing in Klaipeda University and addressing Conference of Lithuanian Social policy makers

Rector of Latvian Christian academy prof. Skaidrīte Gūtmane visited Klaipeda University (Lithuania) as guest professor presenting “Innovation of Caritative social work” to both Bachelor, Master and Doctoral students in November 18-22, 2019. In a plenary session of the conference for Lithuanian social policy makers Rector presented “Innovation of Caritative social work” (November 21). The course was organized by Klaipeda University. In photo: prof. Skaidrīte Gūtmane together with KU colleagues; first from the right – prof. Elvīra Aciene, Head of the Social work Chair.

LChrA partnering in the international interuniversities cooperation project

Starting from 2019 Latvian Christian academy participates in the international interuniversities cooperation project “Social professions for supporting youth empowerment in European solidarity context (proj.nr. 2019-1-PL01-KA203-065091)”. Other partners of the project are Klaipeda University (LT), Malmoe University (SE), Warsaw University (PL) and Byelostok University (PL). Rector of LChrA prof. Skaidrīte Gūtmane is coordinator of the cooperation.

Conference for teachers at Vidzeme University of Applied Sciences

Rector of Latvian Christian academy prof. Skaidrite Gūtmane (“Elasticity of the Teenage Identity”) and ass. prof. Guntis Dišlers (“Application of the Narrative Therapy in Schools”) took active part in the conference for teachers from all over the country at Vidzeme University of Applied Sciences in October 25, 2019.

Conference of teachers ans social workers in Liepāja

Annual regional conference of teachers and social workers from Liepāja district was held in Liepāja city “Latvian Society House” in October 21, 2019. Rector of Latvian Christian academy prof. Skaidrīte Gūtmane was invited as key speaker, the topic of her presentation was “Axiology and values in the context of communication”. The annual conference is unique due to its ability to gather professionals from various fields under one roof with Christian clergy willing to join their efforts and share their experience in the field. The conference was officially hosted by the Liepāja City Municipality.

Master-class in Icon painting by Georgy Mironov

Master-class in Icon painting by splendid professional artist Georgy Mironov (Moscow) was held at the Academy for the Bible Art students, October 14-23, 2019. His icons are on display in many Orthodox Churches in Riga, Daugavpils and Jelgava, and his style has essentially influenced many Latvian young artists and Icon painters with his exquisite sense of color, nuanced line drawing and gorgeous gold shine. Latvian Christian academy was privileged to welcome G.Mironov for several sessions since 2008.

Rector of LChrA – member of the Ministry of Welfare work group

Rector of Latvian Christian Academy prof. Skaidrite Gūtmane was accepted in the group of inter-institutional experts working on actualization of the “Standard of the Social work profession” in Latvia. Prof. S.Gūtmane was member also of the former MW experts’ group working on the Social work profession standard (approved in 2010).

Calligraphic Transcript of the Preamble of Latvian Constitution presented to the National Library in its Centenary

Students of the Bible Art programme together with their teacher George van Durtanosky, DrHC of Latvian Christian Academy (Macedonia – Germany) and Rector of the Academy prof. Skaidrīte Gūtmane presented calligraphic transript of the Preamble of Latvian Constitution to the Latvian National Library and its director Mr. Andris Vilks in September 17, 2019.

On ERASMUS+ at the Senate of LChrA

Participants of ERASMUS+ attended Senate meeting of Latvian Christian Academy in September 25, 2019, to share and discuss their experience and insight in the teaching and personnel improvement and practice mobilities (study year 2018/19). Also head of the ERASMUS+ inter-universities cooperation department Mr Valters Dolacis presented new inter-universities agreements and new ERASMUS+ topicalities.